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Aug 13 2020
adilling
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 Mesa, AZ
Peak 2881 Loop (Apache Gap)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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adilling
Hiking3.00 Miles 565 AEG
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Checking the weather on Wednesday evening, it looked like there might be a chance of a nice sunrise on Thursday morning. So, the alarm sounded off at 330am and I was off. I did not make it to the top of Peak 2881 as I did not have the time. But, I hike up and explored the little ridge that starts off at Apache Gap off Hwy 88. I followed the old jeep road that runs along the southern base of the ridge that starts out just south of the Apache Gap parking/view area. The road takes you along the base and then up to the ridge.

The weather was perfect, not too hot and no humidity. I made it up to the ridgeline in the dark and started looking for places that might have an interesting photo angle. There is not really a trail up there, but it's easy to navigate. The clouds cooperated for a change and I was treated to a wonderful sunrise. Lots of colors and interesting clouds. This ridge is great for sunsets as well, as is Peak 2881.

If I had an extra hour, I would have gone up to the peak, but I was happy to make it out and catch such a beautiful sunrise. Once the weather cools down, I will be back to take the entire loop from there to the Horns and back up Willow Creek. Such an interesting area for sure!

Here's a quick video I made. It really shows the vibrant colors! [ youtube video ]
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Apr 12 2020
adilling
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 Mesa, AZ
Peak 2881 Loop (Apache Gap)Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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adilling
Hiking3.27 Miles 938 AEG
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It's been 10 years, at least, since I have been up to Peak 2881. The real question is WHY did I wait so long. This entire area is really gorgeous. With all the rains, the entire hike was like walking in a garden. Lots of hedgehog blooms, some lupines, a few poppies and daisies, the brittlebush is still hanging on, some prickly pear starting up and I even saw a few yellow cholla blooms too. Lots and lots of grass too...too much grass...

Of course, the flowers are not the draw of this area, it's all about the views. With the crazy clouds I had my entire hike, it made it even more amazing.

I had a gps route from HikerDW loaded, so I followed the old "road" around the side and then hiked up to the little ridge. I explored as I moved and took a lot of pictures. I did not break any land speed records on this one. Too many things to see!

When I arrived at the base, I remember looking at a triplog from Cannondale Kid about skirting the base from the southside and moving over to the northside to climb up. Of course, I ignored that and took a look at the top of peak and estimated it wasn't "that bad". Well, it was pretty hairy going straight up. Lots of loose rock and way too many cholla cacti. But, I managed to climb up.

The top was really overgrown compared to my recollections of the last time I visited here. The top reminded me of Black Top Mesa. Lots of basalt rock everywhere and a ton of foliage. Everything that could bloom, was. The views were very nice. The clouds really added some wonderful texture and depth to the scenes. This peak offers some of the best views anywhere in the Goldfields. You can see Saguaro and Canyon lake, Four Peaks, Weavers Needle, Superstition Mountain, Malapais.....so beautiful for sure.

When it came time to go back, I did not opt for my "short cut" on the way down and wisely exited from the north and looked for the cairns. For the most part, the path is fairly clear and there are cairns leading you on. It takes you across the eastern side to the base of the southside. Definitely a better option for future visits. For the return, I opted to head straight to Apache Gap to see how that little ridge it rather than return the way I had come in via the wash. The hike down to the creek/road was nastier that I envisioned. That was slow going too. So, lessons learned.

All in all, a perfect hike - scenery, solitude and fresh air....just what I needed.
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Feb 08 2020
The_Eagle
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Willow - Massif - Salt - Dilemma - 2881 Loop, AZ 
Willow - Massif - Salt - Dilemma - 2881 Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking12.42 Miles 2,755 AEG
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It was my week to come up with a hike. I did not have much time, so I went to an area on Route Editor I have not been to before, clicked to find all the routes in the area, and cobbled together a route that fit the bill. The majority of the route was from @hikerdw (thanks) with a couple of twists.

We started at a large pull out directly across from Little Four Peaks. From here we jumped into Willow Creek. The geology is quite stunning down here. There were some pools and drops we had to bypass, all quite easy.

We jumped out of Willow Canyon on our way over to the Canyon Lake Massif. This is an old Jeep road for awhile until reaching the saddle, where a well defined use trail is apparent. It's beginning is steep, but short lived. Stay on the high trail to get over to the east side of the Massif.
You get a great overlook of the Mormon Flat Dam on the way [ youtube video ] ,
but the payoff is the views of Canyon Lake. [ youtube video ]

Next up, is to try and get to Salt Creek at the end of Willow Creek. I suggested a shortcut from the planned track, trying out a feeder canyon into Willow Canyon. It worked out great and by the footprints in it, it's kind of popular. We got to within 75' or so of the Salt River. We stopped when we got to an area with 40' boulders and a 40' drop. It looks like you could potentially get down there, but we had other places to try out.

Back up Willow Creek until the turn off to the Horns of Dilemma. (I wonder where that name came from) In spots there is a good use trail and it peters out in others. We took lunch at the north base of "The Horns" in the shade.

Next stop was Peak 2881. It's a teaser with a few false summits. More Great 360 views. Getting up from the west, was far easier and safer than our retreat to the east. Steep, loose and slow.

This was another very nice sample of the Eastern Goldfields.
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A couple of Blue Dicks here and there

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 Phoenix, AZ
Willow - Massif - Salt - Dilemma - 2881 Loop, AZ 
Willow - Massif - Salt - Dilemma - 2881 Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking12.44 Miles 2,906 AEG
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Bruce elongated a route by @hikerdw with a side trip. We headed out with the wrestling fan Kacklepelli. To put it lightly it's a smorgasbord of views. From the makeshift trailhead we followed a powerline road that faded before passing over FR 1817. Then we were in the true origin of Willow Creek heading down.

Willow is never tough, never boring, good little workout. We were minutes from the sun the whole friggin way down. Guess who dressed lite...lol On the brightside(gasp), views popped often around the bends.

Canyon Lake Massif was the side trip. Chums has yet to chastise my naming of this little gem, borderline seal of approval! It's a treat at sunrise and sunset. Unfortunately an annoying glare in harsh light. Views down on Mormon Flat Dam stole the show in better light.

Next we took the lowest tributary of Willow to Willow proper and the final hurrah to the Salt River. Cool tickle once and appears to be very popular by an army of foot prints. A bunch of HAZ'r tracks on MapDEX too.

Up and out of Willow we scattered then I led to the horns of dilemma for lunch. Other than Black Glass Canyon I'm not a huge Goldfield fan. The Horns of Dilemma is a rock solid knockout punch. Intriguing in itself but listen kid, the views. The Four Peaks to the Rolls. A few hikes directly across the Salt I enjoy, notably for the debatable history.

After lunch Karl took the lead and it was like watching the old fern grow. Totally exaggerated because he dishes out the trash talk with the best of 'em. 2881 was on our route. There was mumble of side skirting the ascent until solid reasoning entered. Turned out to be a double false summit ascent. Easy peasy tiptoe around cholla otherwise.

Then I got a big ol' slice of humble pie descending the flipside. A steep descent down loose terrain through a never ending lightly scattered cholla mine field. The guys were extremely patient with my miserably slow three point crawl down. Got lucky without a single slip, which would have been an ugly mess.

We checked out a litchen plastered ridge then backtracked to FR 1817 then back to square one.

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The net views are tough to beat. Thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend for the avid. Not itchin' to return for a few years. I would not bring a dog I loved on this hike. Any car can access.
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Willow - Massif - Salt - Dilemma - 2881 Loop, AZ 
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Hiking12.42 Miles 2,755 AEG
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Bruce put together a nice loop in the part of Goldfields I had not hiked before. It was mostly off trail so some tough miles but made up for it with the views. We started by hiking over to scenic overlook of Canyon Lake Massif. Took a break there for a few minutes before heading down towards the Salt River below the dam. We didn’t make it all the way to Salt River because difficult terrain but it was close enough for us.

Then we hiked up Willow Creek drainage up to the Horns of Dilemma where we had lunch and had great views of both Canyon Lake and Salt River below the dam. After lunch we continued in a southerly direction on a ridgeline which provided the best views of the day and some pleasant hiking. We took a break on Peak 2881 which I believe was the high point for the day. The only tricky part was coming off the peaks south slope which was loose scree mixed with cholla just for added sport factor. After that a bit more ridgeline and a drainage back to the vehicle.
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Peak 2881 2460 Loop, AZ 
Peak 2881 2460 Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,913 AEG
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I started from Apache Trail a short distance south of the Apache Gap pull-out and followed old Forest Road 1817 all the way up to the ridge southeast of Peak 2881. While following the road all the way makes for easy route-following, with the loose rock and slightly longer distance I don't recommend continuing on it from the saddle up to the ridge as the loose rock. Instead I'd recommend a beeline from the saddle to the end of the ridge at the SE base of Peak 2881, by steadily climbing while traversing the slope it goes pretty smoothly... if you're careful through the cholla fields.

Arriving at the end of the ridge SE of 2881 just keep an eye out for the rock cairns leading around to the right (north). Unfortunately with cairns scattered widely side-to-side there isn't one preferred route, so I'd recommend looking as far as you can see for the most prominent cairn and pick your own route toward it and repeat as required. Whether you want to take a trip up to the summit or not, it's a good idea to seek a higher route to avoid the drainages.

Although I generally followed the route in Ted Tenny's Goldfield Mountain Hikes book, I turned up toward the summit a bit sooner. At the summit I took a few photos and a panorama video before checking out the summit log. With a few entries over 10 years old, I was surprised my June 2013 entry was missing so I included it with my newest entry.
(It appears someone took the small notebook, tearing out and leaving only six pages.)
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From the summit I headed out along the ridge to the north. I didn't recall it being quite so rocky when I was here in 2013 so it was a bit slower going than I expected. I almost began my descent at the largest Saguaro along the ridge but not able to see far enough down, I kept going. (Looking at it from below later in the hike, it appeared to be a good alternate.)

Where the ridge made a jog to the right I turned left, following a series of game trails down to a saddle, where I stopped for a lunch break. Afterward, realizing I was well behind schedule I decided to skip Bagley Tank and cut directly SW over to FR 12 and continue on my original plan from there.

While following FR 12 I scanned the terrain of the ridge to Peak 2220 where I had planned next, I realized I'd be better off to skip it and return when wearing boots with a little tread anyway... I've been milking the last miles out of three pairs of boots, all with between 300 & 400 miles. I'd already had a few occasions on this hike where I lost grip due to the almost smooth tread so it's time for this pair to be relegated to trail hikes.

So... instead of turning west, I turned east along my planned to be the return route. I followed a relatively unused trail I had traced out using Route Manager's satellite view until it turned south. I probably bailed out on it a bit soon as I tried to take a more direct route up to the flat area just east of Peak 2460.

What first looked like a nice shortcut traversing the southeastern slope of Peak 2460 led me to a deep drainage which didn't look that bad until I dropped into it and began to climb the other side. The slope was not only not very inviting, it was downright nasty! It was very steep, with loose pea-gravel and/or powdery silt along with cholla plants just waiting grab on. It was like an ever-changing labyrinth, requiring anticipation as much as anything... planning a nice route between cholla plants didn't mean I could follow it. Whenever the ground gave way any plan was thrown out the window and it sometimes took contortions to avoid sliding into a cholla. I must have been limber today as I managed to avoid thorny encounters the whole hike.
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Once out of the drainage, the rest of the return trip was easy enough as I just followed my track from 2013, with just a few adjustments due to vegetation growth over 3 years.

It turned out to be a fun hike with plenty of great views a few challenges along the way, the worst of which I would avoid next time.
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Willow-Horns-2881, AZ 
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hikerdw
Hiking8.09 Miles 1,944 AEG
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Wanted to check out the Goldfields Willow Creek so I threw a loop together that took us down the creek, across to the Horns of Dilemma, then back to the trailhead via Peak 2881. Not a bad loop if you enjoy canyon and off trail hiking. I wasn't sure what to expect from Willow Creek but we both really enjoyed it. The hiking was pretty easy and the routes around the 3 drop offs and the Narrows were straight forward, just remember right/right/left/right :) The hike across to the Horns was well marked where we had lunch. Now the tougher part of the hike started. We had hiked this 2 years ago which helped with the route finding. The cholla's were out in full force and both of us picked up several jumpers along the way. Luckily we both had long pants. The views on top of peak 2881 were fantastic. From the peak it was just a short way back to the Apache Gap TH. Great hike, great weather, solitude :y:

My posted route is pretty good with the exception of the exit off peak 2881. We elected to drop off the south side which was pretty steep and loose. Best to back track down to the north and then take the route around the east side of the peak.
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Peak 2881 Loop (Apache Gap)Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking2.91 Miles 1,113 AEG
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This hike was not as easy as I had anticipated. The base of the hill, on the way to the top, starts out with a loose scree field that makes the climb, as well as the descent, unstable :scared: , it's a pleasure when you hit the boulders near the top just to have something solid under your feet :D . I skated most of the way down the loose area :o . Don't get me wrong, the hike is most definitely worth the effort and the views are well worth the trouble, feels higher than it is. This is a bushwhack no defined trail, just a very few scattered cairns. The parking area is a small pullout off Apache Trail SR88 on the left approx. 7.8 miles past Lost Dutchman Road.
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Apache Gap to 207 and one half, AZ 
Apache Gap to 207 and one half, AZ
 
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Hiking6.00 Miles 1,113 AEG
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Our hiking group did a crossover from Apache Gap (mm 205) on hwy 88 to Utility post #174 between mm 207 and 208. With snow on Four Peaks, we had great views of that area, Canyon Lake and 1st Water creek. One of the most picturesque hikes of the year. We exchanged car keys when we met on this short hike.
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Apache Gap to Horns, AZ 
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hikerdw
Hiking8.07 Miles 2,541 AEG
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Started at the Apache Gap trail head off SR88 and hiked cross-country to the Horns Of Dilemma and then returned basically the same way. Great hike with great views of the Goldfields, Superstitions, Canyon and Saguaro lakes, Four Peaks, and more. Lots of loose rock made for some sore ankles, and both of us were pulling cholla spines from our boots and pant legs on multiple occasions. Temps warmed up pretty good as we neared the trail head on the return.

Happy Thanksgiving to all :)
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Peak 2881 Loop (Apache Gap)Phoenix, AZ
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BEEBEE
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,113 AEG
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This peak is on the SOTA (Summits on the Air) list and has never been activated so it being a nice Sunday and not wanting to drive anywhere far this week I decided to put this one on the air. The views from the Summit are great I have a bunch of pics to go through that I will post later.

Several cactus had blooms on them as well as some of the "weeds" :sl:

I worked 20 meter and 12 meter phone and CW = Morse Code had 33 contacts in the USA, Canada, Spain and Brazil. I even worked a SOTA guy on a peak over in the Wickenburg area.
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Nice day exploring the Goldfields.
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My winter tour of the Goldfields marches on. And this time I actually experienced some winter weather...

By the time I got out of church and headed up the Apache Trail the clouds over the Superstitions had started to lift. Underneath, it revealed a beautiful blanket of fresh snow. Traffic was slow going up the Trail so I decided to pull over at the Superstition Mountain Museum and snap some photos before the sun broke and the snow started to disappear.

Once I was done at the SMM I continued up the Trail. I stopped at the Needle Vista Viewpoint to see if Weaver's Needle had any snow covering. Indeed it did! That's a sight I have never seen before. I grabbed my camera and scrambled up to the top of the hill to take pictures. That's when a dark cloud moved in and it started to snow on me! Actually, it may have been more of a sleet than a pure snow, but pretty cool regardless.

Finally, it was on to the hike. I parked at mm206.7 a proceeded down into Willow Creek. I followed the contour of the creek to an area with some trickling slick-rock waterfalls. Then I beelined it up to the saddle between 2881 and its neighbor to the east. I pushed my way up to the flat summit for some spectacular views of the snow-covered Supes, Weaver's Needle, Canyon Lake and Saguaro Lake. While sitting on the summit it very briefly started to snow again. This time the sun was out so it was like a mini snow-sunshower. Definitely a memorable experience.
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Great bushwhack hike with little chance of seeing anyone else. What a view.
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No wildflower activity at the Lost Dutchman State Park yet but move on down the road a couple miles and voila. Timing is everything. It was pleasant being out here while everyone else is working. Quiet and no crowds-if word gets out the weekend will be a madhouse. The flower show is as good as the occasional snow fall. The location of them is constantly moving like a wave through the desert.
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